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Bryan's Future 
Excites New President 




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Meet Bryan's new President 



Meet Bryan's new First Lady 



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Bryan Life Memory and 'Aonor Gifts 



Volume 29, Number 3 



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BRYAN 

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Editorial Office: 

P.O. Box 7000 

Dayton, Tennessee 37321-7000 

(423) 775-2041 

www.bryan.edu 

President 

Stephen D. Livesay 

Editor 

Tom Davis 

Associate Editor 

Brett Roes 

Bryan College National 

Alumni Advisory Council 

Director of Stewardship 

and Alumni Ministries 

Brett Roes, '88 

President 

Steve Stewart, '85 

NAAC Class Agent 

Charter Members 

Ginny Seguine Schatz, '54 

Bud Schatz, '56 

Bob Andrews, '67 

Maye Hayes Jepson, '71 

Jonathan Fickley, '86 

Laura Kaufmann, '87 

Gretchen Mann, '89 

Matt Murphy, '02 

Committee on Elections 

Kari Ballentine, '91 

Sharron Padgett, '87 

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Received From In Memory Of 

Alice Mercer Betty Tagart 

Edward and Jan Johnson Betty Tagart 

Glenn H. Graham Dorothy B. Graham 

Joseph and Beatrice Michalski Morris Morgan 

Chet and Robin Cromer C. Carl Reeves 

Kathleen Demme Calvin P. Demme 

Kathleen Demme Brian F. Demme 

Grace Miller Calvin R. Miller 

Ben Ciliberto Margaret B. Ciliberto 

Clarice Richardson Theodore Mercer 

Gerald and Linda Kays Theodore Mercer 

Constance Boeddeker Theodore Mercer 

William and Mary Swyter Theodore Mercer 

Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan Theodore Mercer 

Edwin and Joanne Hollatz Theodore Mercer 

Everett and Onalee Garmon Theodore Mercer 

Dr. and Mrs. John B. Bartlett Theodore Mercer 

Judith J. Allison Jack H. Allison 

John M. Klees Ada Klees 

John and Betty Greenawald Arbutus Nixon 

Andrew and Carol Patton Irving Jensen 

Paul and Barbara Cochrane Nancy L. Cochrane 

Donald C. Ray Seth and Elizabeth Ray 

Julia R. Fulmer Henry P. Fulmer, Sr. 

Carlos and Elizabeth Carter Bethany Clariday 

Constance Boeddeker Linda Minter Peterson 

Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan Linda Minter Peterson 

Constance Boeddeker Steve Goehring 

Andrew and Nancy Boeddeker Steve Goehring 

Constance Boeddeker Malcolm Hester 

Constance Boeddeker Clyde Boeddeker 

Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan Clyde Boeddeker 

Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan Clyde Boeddeker 

Andrew and Nancy Boeddeker Clyde Boeddeker 

Robert and Lavana Williams Paul Wyland 

Robert and Lavana Williams Bruce Harrison 

Celia Dixon Leslie and Cleo Dixon 

Howard and Tickle Ragland Jessie Hambright 

David and Laura Lee Ritter Elizabeth Ritter 

Samuel and Nancy Anderson Harriett Anderson 

Roger and Lynne Wilkerson Ann Efird Faggart 

Jerome D. and Mary Ellen Smith Lottie Bolinger 

C. Barry Whitney Harry Johnson, Sr. 

Ethel C. Goatley Col. F. J. Goatley 

Jack and Lina Morris Walt Culbertson 

David L. Robinson Norma Louise Robinson 

Nell Pearson Dwight Ryther 

Benjamin and Gertrude Bradshaw Don Lonie 

William and Elizabeth Shirley 

Professor and Mrs. J. Robert Shirley 

Clara M.Kempf William R. Kempf 

Andrew and Nancy Boeddeker Steve Parcell 

Edwin W. Wade Mary F. Wade 

Frank W. Shirley, Sr J. Robert and Lena Shirley 



Received From In Memory Of 

Kenwood A. Hanson Doris R. Hanson 

Lowell and Rebecca Hoyt Mr. and Mrs. Garner Hoyt 

Mark and Chris Combs Clair Brickel 

Everett and Onalee Garmon Judson Rudd 

Lewis, Jr., and Terri Alderman Ben and Mary Alderman 

Phyllis Masters Donald Nelson Gotts 

John L. and Teresa Schatz John W. and Sara M. Schatz 

Elsie Sidback Wallace A. Sidback 

Ernest W. Lee Richard T. Mcintosh 

Joy Bostrom Sandra Cue 

Nathan and Ruth Harris Betty Ann Brynoff 

Eugene and Hilda McMillan Bonita Jean Bodlien 

Alison C. Briggs Audrey Mains 

Ernest Schwenk Margarete Schwenk 

Melvin and Mary Lou Black Roe and Zelma Black 

Stephen and Sandra Matyas John Wilkins 

Received From In Honor Of 

Edward D. De Rosset Ed and Joyce De Rosset 

Francis and Hazel Neddo Marc Neddo 

Francis and Hazel Neddo Jonathan Neddo 

Jim and Reita Sneed Jody Buttram 

Harold Jennings Rachel Gentry 

Joseph and Beatrice Michalski Morris Michalski 

Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan 

Andrew and Nancy Boeddeker 

Billy R., Jr., and Carol Yates Hilltop Players 

Gerald and Linda Kays Alice Mercer 

Steve and Connie Prettyman Dr. and Mrs. John Bartlett 

Lanny E. Mauldin Dr. William E. Brown 

Raymond and Margaret Legg Dr. and Mrs. William Brown 

Henry Henegar, Jr., and Edward Henegar II 

Dr. and Mrs. William Brown 

David and Lucy Scott Dr. and Mrs. William Brown 

Dean and Carol Unsicker Timothy D. Unsicker 

Robert and Lavana Williams Archie Keffer 

Robert and Lavana Williams Roscoe Mulvey 

C. Wayne and Dorothy Croker C. Wayne Croker, Jr. 

David and Beverly Kinsey Marianne Kinsey 

John and Madeline Stewart Steven Stewart 

Raymond Byle Ann Egner Byle 

Joseph and Virginia Fiori Kim and Rick Parker 

David and Shirley Egner Richard W. Deltaac 

Lester and Edna Hartschuh Elieen Langford 

Lester and Edna Hartschuh Patricia Ann Baltz 

James E. and Carole T. Ragan Dr. Mayme Bedford 

James E. and Carole T. Ragan Dr. Karl E. Keefer 

Thomas and Elizabeth Sullivan Constance M. Boedeker 

Ben and Velma Mason Bob and Nancy Spoede 

Ben and Velma Mason David Spoede 

Merrill C. Sexton Erwin and Lane Latimer 

Charles A. and Theda F. Thomas 

Dr. Stephen Livesay and Family 

Christin D. Winkler Jonathan Benson 




On the cover: Bryan's new president, Dr. Stephen D. Livesay, is pictured in front of the Administration Building. 
Photo by Sam's Photography, Dayton, Tenn. 



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BRYAN'S FUTURE 



Excites New 
President 




While Dr. Stephen D. Livesay doesn't mind talk- 
ing about his journey from college student to presi- 
dent of Bryan College, he much rather would talk 
about Bryan College's journey from 2003 to the 
Lord's next milestone. 

Dr. Livesay became Bryan's seventh president on 
Feb. 1, succeeding Dr. William E. Brown who served 
for 10 years before announcing his resignation to 
become president of Cedarville University. Dr. 
Livesay comes to Bryan from Belhaven College, 
where he served as vice president for institutional 
advancement for the past five years. 

"Bryan College has a legacy of educating stu- 
dents who are making a difference for Christ's king- 
dom in all walks of life in all parts of the world," Dr. 
Livesay said as he accepted the appointment of the 
board of trustees in December. "As a Christian liberal 
arts college, Bryan is poised to take a significant lead- 
ership role and exert influence in engaging our cul- 
ture with a Christian world and life view in both 
thought and practice." 

That evaluation didn't change after his first days 
on the job, except to become stronger. 

"I have been impressed by the students' abilities, 
desire to learn, their desire for excellence. The stu- 
dents I have talked with say they aspire to excellence 
in a variety of professions. What this tells me about 
the student body is that they think critically, and 
that's not happening in many schools, Christian or 
otherwise. 

"It also speaks to the strength of the faculty and 



administration. In things put forth by the adminis- 
tration, students want to understand, to look at them 
from various perspectives. I think this is what 
William Jennings Bryan wanted when he called for a 
school unapologetic in its faith in the Word of God, 
yet not hesitant to inquire," he said. 

Students weren't hesitant to inquire about their 
new president, whether it was his initial introduc- 
tion to the college community in January (one stu- 
dent asked about his salvation experience; another 
asked, "are you well-connected?") or an evening 
with student leaders on their retreat ("He was sup- 
posed to be with us an hour or so, but he stayed 
until after midnight," one recalled). 

What they learned is that Dr. Livesay taught and 
coached in junior high and high school after gradu- 
ating from Bob Jones University with a degree in 
social studies education. He earned an M.A. degree 
in U.S. history from Oakland University in 
Michigan, and a Ph.D. degree in curriculum and 
instruction with a cognate in history from the 
University of Michigan. He taught at Liberty 
University for six years before moving to Belhaven 
College in Jackson, Miss., in 1994, where he taught, 
served as dean of the adult studies program, associ- 
ate vice president and, for four-and-a-half years, as 
vice president for institutional advancement. 

They also have learned that he has a heart to be 
used by God. "One concept I have tried to adhere to 
all my life is that God will use me today in whatever 
way He sees fit," he told students during his first 



"One concept I have tried to adhere to all my life is that God will use me today in whatever way He sees fit" 




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leaders are pictured in 
front of the Administration 
Building with the new 
president, Dr. Stephen D. 
Livesay. From left are Tim 
Hostetler, operations; 
Vance Berger, finance; 
Peter Held, student life; 
Dr. Livesay; Cal White, 
academics; Robert Davis, 
advancement (interim). 
Photo by Sam's 
Photography, Dayton, 
Tenn. 



chapel message. He said much the same thing when he met with students 
informally in January after his appointment by the trustees. During that 
meeting, he said he became excited about the possibility of serving at Bryan. 
"But if that was not what God wanted, that was fine, too." 

Now that he's here, however, he's singing the praises of what he is dis- 
covering about the entire Bryan family. 

The students' intellectual curiosity reflects well on the efforts of their 
professors, he believes. "The Bryan faculty know what they believe, so stu- 
dents are not left with everything open-ended," he said. "Yet the inquiry 
process allows students to think critically without giving up their spiritual experience. 
"This is the kind of preparation students need to change the culture. They have to 
have an understanding of trends, to think culturally, to be intellectually sound, so their 
faith is a reasonable faith. They need this to have a reasonable, consistent dialogue with 
people, to grapple with issues, and understand where other people are coming from. 
This way, they earn the right to have a seat at the table. They are trained to think this 
way. I think this is what a good liberal arts education is all about - thinking broadly 
and deeply. This allows students to have a faith they own for themselves. 

"This takes an administration willing to allow that kind of inquiry, actively requir- 
ing it of students. The essence of a liberal arts education is to explore the depths of 

each discipline, and as you do, you begin to see more of the Creator, 
the source of all knowledge. The more rigorous, the more challeng- 
ing the debate, the more we see this was part of God's mandate to 
subdue the earth. That's what gives glory to God, because our 
faith is strengthened and we have a greater vision to not just 
engage our culture but to redeem our culture." 
Along the way, Bryan students perform at the highest levels of 
standardized tests. "In the Major Field Tests, Bryan students are 
ranked not in the 50th or 75th percentile but in the 99th. They 
have the ability to think. They have been exposed to academic 
content, but also required to look to see what the real issues are. 
Where else would you find value-added results like this? I 
have begun to see this as something incredibly valuable, 
something tremendously desirable for students, and I'd like 
for us to be able to help other Christian schools have this 
kind of experience." 

While classroom instruction is vital to this process, 
other Bryan distinctives are important as well. 

'Bryan has a very strong mentoring /disciple- 
ship practice on the part of all employ- 





ees," Dr. Livesay said. "We don't 
have employees just doing 
their jobs, they are 

involved in min- 
istry to help 
sharpen students. 
This is unique. I've 
never seen this done in 
this way on any campus." 
At the same time, stu- 
dents take an active role in 



challenging their peers. "Iron sharpens iron; students engaging students is one of the 
single most important defining parts of the college experience. This school invests 
heavily in opportunities for young people to be engaged among themselves and in the 
wider world. Break for Change and the World view Team are two examples of this. 
Bryan places a premium on opportunities for students to engage one another in vari- 
ous ways." 

While he intends to maintain a strong academic position, Dr. Livesay is committed 
to strengthen special programs such as the Center for Law and American Government 
(CLAG) and the Center for Origins Research and Education (CORE), programs that 
address particular areas of concern in today's society. 

"American society is becoming post-Christian in many respects," he said. "This has 
had a dramatic impact on our philosophy of government. The philosophy of govern- 
ment historically centered on the idea that we could govern ourselves and needed little 
human government because we had a higher accountability. Since we have in our wis- 
dom as a nation moved beyond the Christian era, government has become a govern- 
ment of polls and consensus with a lack of moral leadership — that is, morality which 
stems from biblical principles. 

"CLAG offers the opportunity to consider how we as Christians engage a political 
culture in this vital area. Forums such as this allow Bryan and Bryan's friends to think 
about where we are, how we got off track, and how to address these problems from a 
biblical perspective." 

CORE, on the other hand, goes even deeper to the heart of the issue. "Of all the 
issues, there really are only two - naturalism or supernaturalism. We either believe we 
are here for a divinely ordered purpose, that each one of us is a special creation hand- 
crafted by God to do special work in His kingdom, or that we're here by chance. 
Everything flows out of that argument. That's why it is important to have open discus- 
sion where students explore these issues. This issue reaches to the ultimate questions: 
Who am I? What is my purpose? Where am I headed? 

"CORE can and does have a tremendous influence on our culture, and needs to 
have a wider voice so individuals intellectually and scientifically can look at these 
issues and be fully persuaded. This is what education is all about." 

Strengthening what is here is critical, but so is moving ahead. The new president is 
still working on details, but was quick to outline a challenging list of goals for the com- 
ing year or so. Among these are broadening opportunities for adult learners through 
the ASPIRE degree completion program, probing the possibilities of launching a mas- 
ter's degree program in education, and fine-tuning the financial aid program to be able 
to attract more high-quality students. 

"I want to see the athletic training program attract and influence many students," 
he said. "It has a tremendous opportunity to influence our culture. We should have 
accreditation for the program this coming year, and that would make us one of few 
Christian colleges to offer certification in athletic training." 

And as a longer-range goal, he would like to develop a program in the fine arts. 
"The arts constitute such a critical role in our culture - they give expression to our cul- 
ture." 

As excited as Dr. Livesay may be about Bryan College, it's clear that he's even 
more excited about his family joining him in Dayton. Mrs. Livesay and daughters Kara 
and Katie will move into the president's home on the Bryan campus after Kara gradu- 
ates from high school in Mississippi. Son Brent will join them when he completes his 
spring semester at Cedarville College. (Please see a related story about Mrs. Livesay, 
Page 4) 111 




times have been when 
he tackles me while I'm 
chasing after a football 
and definitely when he 
takes us on wonderfully 
long car rides traveling 
and touring out West. " 

- Kara Livesay 



"My dad is an awesome 
Frisbee, football, and 
ping-pong partner; but he 
can be dangerous on a 
snow tube. " 

- Katie Livesay 



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brinne Livesay- 

'orking Mom Becomes Bryan's First Lady 



Corinne Livesay, Bryan's new First Lady, faces 
more than simply moving to a new home - her own 
career will change as she and her husband begin 
focusing on the same institution. 

"I've never been a first lady before," she said, "so 
I'll be exploring the waters. One thing Fm looking 
forward to is becoming more involved with my hus- 
band's work. With Stephen at Belhaven and me at 
Mississippi College, I couldn't get as 
involved with his work as I would have 
liked. Finally we will be in the same place. 

"Fll deal with the same struggles 
working moms face - to do enough for 
the children, be supportive of my hus- 
band, be more a part of the institution he 
works for. The transition will bring a shift 
in priorities." 

Now, the "working mom" priorities 
include her responsibilities at Mississippi 
College in Jackson, Miss., where she is 
assistant dean in the School of Business, 
director of business internships, and 
instructor. 

Her teaching career developed from a love for 
her subject - business - and for her family. "Because 
my priority is my family, I couldn't get into a 9-to-5 
job. Teaching was right for the flexibility it offers," 
she said. 

After graduating from Bob Jones University 
with a degree in business education, she taught in 
the high school where her husband taught, then 
began teaching Saturday and evening classes at a 
junior college after she earned her MBA degree. 

When the family moved from Michigan to 
Virginia, Corinne began teaching at Liberty 
University. It was there that she took her first step 
into the world of publishing as she agreed to review 
a new business textbook. "I did the review and they 



"I'll deal with the 
same struggles 
working moms face 
- to do enough for 
the children, be 
supportive of my 
husband, be more a 
part of the institu- 
tion he works for." 



liked what I did," she said. "They got me involved in 
other projects." Later, after their move to Mississippi, 
her publisher asked her to serve as developmental 
editor for three college textbooks, and signed her to 
write two books of her own. 

"Since then it's been neat to see how God works 
things out," she said. "In college textbook publishing, 
companies are always merging or buying out other 
companies. For example, at the main com- 
pany I'm writing for now, the top man is 
the same one I started out with 10 years 
ago at another company." 

The writing aspect of her career 
allowed Corinne to be home for their chil- 
dren when they were small and supple- 
ment the family income at the same time. 
That same commitment to the family is 
playing a role in the move to Dayton. 
Although Dr. Livesay will be at Bryan 
throughout the week, the family won't 
move into the president's home on cam- 
pus until this summer, allowing daughter 
Kara to graduate from her high school in 
Mississippi this spring. 

Their oldest child, Brent, is a first-year student 
with enough hours to rank academically as a sopho- 
more at Cedarville University. The biology major 
was a National Merit Finalist who began the student 
senate at his high school. He participated in 
Mississippi's YMCA youth legislature and was 
named the outstanding legislator. "He gets involved 
in something and gives it his all. He's real focused," 
his mother said. 

Kara plans to attend Union University in 
Tennessee next fall as an elementary education 
major. She was named to Who's Who Among 
American High School Students, enjoys music and 
drama, and is a runner on the cross-country team. 



Katie, their youngest, is a high school freshman. 
This past summer, she was one of four Mississippi 
junior high school students selected to participate in 
a national math competition held in Chicago. She 
loves roller hockey and was chosen the 
most valuable runner on her cross country 
team last fall. 

A special bonus with the move to 
Dayton is that the drive time between 
home and their son at college as well as to 
the homes of Mrs. Livesay 's parents in 
Virginia and Dr. Livesay's parents in 
South Carolina will be cut in half. 

Mrs. Livesay has no plans to teach 
immediately following their move, as she 
sees her role more focused on supporting 
her husband in his new position and help- 
ing Katie, particularly, adjust to a new 
hometown. But she does intend to keep writing. 

No doubt, she will find a way to establish her 
own ministry similar to what she has done in 
Mississippi. "I have taught a ladies' Sunday school 
class for about eight years," she said. "Many of the 
ladies have become dear friends, and we enjoy doing 
things together." 

Other activities Corinne enjoys involve the com- 



"It's been 
neat to see 

how God 

works things 

out." 



puter. "Last year when our son graduated from high 
school I did a PowerPoint presentation with 300 pic- 
tures coordinated with music - a memory thing for 
him. And recently my best friend and I did a 10- 
week on-line Bible study, 'Believing God/ 
by Beth Moore." She added, "The only 
physical activity I find time for is walking 
4-5 times a week and playing tennis for 
fun." 

Special family times often involve 
vacation trips. "That's how Stephen gets 
his batteries recharged. He likes to pick an 
area and go explore." The family has trav- 
eled to Sedona, Ariz., and the Grand 
Canyon, the Washington, D.C., - 
Williamsburg area, and to Carlsbad 
Caverns among other places. A special 
treat was when Dr. and Mrs. Livesay trav- 
eled in summer 2001 to China with a group from 
Belhaven. 

While the trip from Jackson to Dayton probably 
doesn't qualify as a Livesay family vacation, it cer- 
tainly offers its own brand of challenges, adventures, 
and changes. But this adventure is one the Bryan 
family is anticipating as the Livesay family becomes 
one of its own. Ill 




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Baseball returned to Bryan College with a bang 
Feb. 1, as the Lions won a double header on their 
new field, sparked by a first-hit home run, to set the 
pace for the new program. 

A crowd of about 200 fans, including Nick Senter, 
whose gifts were the impetus for bringing back the 
sport after a 17-year layoff, was on hand to watch the 
day's festivities. 

They saw a small, young team that Coach Preston Douglas 
expects to play above others' pre-season expectations. Early in the 
year, the coach noted those expectations. "Right now, no one fears 
Bryan College. We have to go out and make them respect us," he 
said in one of his regular e-mails to the team. 

With only 20 players to begin the season - "we have lost one to 
rotator cuff surgery and one has an eligibility question that hasn't 
been settled yet" - he is concerned about pitching depth, but not the 
training or work ethic of his squad. "We have three or four good 
pitchers who can keep us in the game. We have some speed, 
some good bats, and we're strong up the middle. But it's a ques- 
tion of experience, and the only way to get that is to play." 

Training has involved such non-baseball activities as visual 
exercises and kickboxing - to strengthen particular muscle 
groups baseball players use - and hitting weighted balls. "I'm 
pleased with their efforts," he said. "We just need to play base- 
ball." 

While he's hoping for experience now, Coach Douglas is 
looking toward the end of the season and the opportunity to 
compete in the conference tournament. "By the time the tourna- 
ment rolls around, I hope we can be a force to be reckoned 
with," he said. "I do not believe any team will have better ath- 
letes that we have. They will have more experienced players, but 
not better athletes. I long for the day these baseball "cubbies" 
turn into roaring Lions. 

"I said from the first that my goal is a national championship. 
I went to the college world series as a player and a coach, and 
there's nothing like it. I want that for my players." 



Former President 

)r. William E. 

rown presents a 
plaque with a i 

baseball signed by 
members of the 
Bryan baseball 
team to Nick 
Senter, left, whose 
gifts allowed the 
college to resur- 
rect its baseball 
program, construct 
a baseball field, 

and make other improvements to athletic facilities. Dr. Brown and 
Mr. Senter threw out ceremonial first pitches Feb. 1, before the 
first game on the new baseball field. 




Bryan pitcher Taylor Hasty delivers the first pitch on the new 
baseball field to a batter from Johnson Bible College as base- 
ball returned to Bryan College after a 17-year break. Catcher 
James White waits for the pitch. Bryan won both games of a 
doubleheader with Johnson Bible to open the season. 



Lions Baseball Schedule 




Date 

Feb. 1 
14 
15 

21 

22 

28 
March 1 

4 

7 

8 
7-15 

14 

15 

18 

21 

22 

26 

28 

29 
April 1 

4 

5 

8 

18 

19 

22 

25 

26 



Opponent 

Johnson Bible 
Alice Lloyd * 
Alice Lloyd * 

@ TN Wesleyan * 
@ TN Wesleyan * 
@ Milligan * 
@ Milligan * 
@ Johnson Bible 
@ Brevard * 
@ Brevard * 
SPRING BREAK 
VA Intermont * 
VA Intermont * 
Lee 

Union * 
Union * 
Cedarville 
UVa-Wise * 
UVa-Wise * 
Temple 
@ Montreat * 
@ Montreat * 
@ Temple 
@ King * 
@ King * 
@ Lee 
Bluefield * 
Bluefield * 



Games 

(DH) 
(DH) 
single 

single 

(DH) 

single 

(DH) 

(DH) 

single 

(DH) 

single 

(DH) 

(DH) 

single 

(DH) 

(DH) 

single 

(DH) 

(DH) 

single 

(DH) 

(DH) 

single 

(DH) 

(DH) 

single 

(DH) 



April 29 - May 3 AAC Conference Tournament 
May 7-1 NAIA East Regional 

May 14-17 NAIA Mid - East Super Regional 

May 23-30 NAIA World Series 

*AAC Conference Games 



Location 

HOME 
HOME 
HOME 

Athens, TN 
Athens, TN 
Johnson City, TN 
Johnson City, TN 
Knoxville, TN 
Brevard, NC 
Brevard, NC 

HOME 

HOME 

HOME 

HOME 

HOME 

HOME 

HOME 

HOME 

HOME 

Montreat, NC 

Montreat, NC 

Chattanooga, TN 

Bristol, TN 

Bristol, TN 

Cleveland, TN 

HOME 

HOME 

Johnson City,TN TBA 

Louisville, KY TBA 

TBA TBA 

Lewiston, ID TBA 



They did it again! 

The Lady Lions basketball team returned to the NCCAA national 
tournament for the second consecutive year, carrying a new best-ever 
29-6 record, an improvement over last year's 25-8 worksheet. 

Coach Matt Bollant is pleased with the team's performance and is 
encouraged with the Lady Lions' season, despite falling in the 
Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament. 

"Our goal all year has been to be the best team we can be in 
March," he said. "We don't just want to make post-season play; we 
want to do well." 

It has been apparent from the first of the season that the Lady 
Lions would be a force to be reckoned with in the conference, and the 
coach attributes much of that to team chemistry. "The team gets along 
well, they believe in each other, there's a more unselfish attitude," he 
said. "It's a lot more fun to be around each other when that's true." 

One result of this attitude is that the team ranks at the top of the 
conference in most statistics, especially in defense. "Championship 
teams have been able to shut down their opponents late in the game," 
the coach said. "I feel we can do that, although we've been a little up 
and down lately." 

An obvious strength has been offense - the team is averaging 
nearly 80 points per game, an average in the top 10 
among NAIA schools in the country. 

This year's success has been "very much a team 
effort," he said. "I'm proud that I've seen every individ- 
ual improve throughout the year. That's a credit to how 
hard they have worked, how coachable they are." 

He particularly complimented his only seniors, 
Kimmie Hill and Holly Davis, for doing a good job in a 
supporting role. "It's tough being a senior and not get- 
ting a lot of playing time, but they have done a good job 
helping out." 

Coach Bollant is looking toward next year as well, as 
he recently signed Brittany Swanson, sister of Lady Lion 
Lacey Swanson, to play post next year. "She could be one 
of the most outstanding post players in Bryan history," 
he said. He's also looking for another player to strength- 
en his squad and extend a growing tradition of success. 



Appalachian Athletic Conference 

Women 

Player of the Year 

All-Conference First Team 

All-Conference Academic Team 



Men 

Champions of Character Award 
All-Conference Third Team 
All-Freshman Team 
All-Conference Academic Team 



"Growing" might be a good way to describe the Lions' men's basketball 
team this season as the young team battled to be a force in the conference. 
Coach Morris Michalski said he feels "quite good about the season. The 
kids by and large have been overachievers, and I love to coach overachiev- 
ers. I am very proud of them." 

Encouraging signs included knocking off nationally ranked Bluefield, 
University of Virginia- Wise, Montreat and Lee - at Lee - and sweeping 
their two games with Brevard, the defending conference champion. 
Another huge boost to the team's confidence was defeating Milligan at 
Milligan, the first time in 15 years. Overall the Lions finished 12-17, post- 
ing three more conference wins than last season. 

While there has been encouragement, the Lions also faced some trials in 
a season heavy with nationally ranked teams. That, compounded by the 
loss of three players at semester break, "our top three in scoring, assists, 
and steals," forced the remaining players to dig deeper. "Amazingly, we 
were better," Coach Michalski said. 

The coach was particularly pleased with the performance of three of his 
players, point guard Brandon Ambrose, forward Josh Locy, and Dillon 
McElroy. 

Brandon "played way above his head," Coach Michalski said. The fresh- 
man hails from the same high school in Winchester, Va., (Shenandoah 
Valley Christian Academy) that sent point guards John Stonestreet, '97, and 
Jim Arnold, '98, to Bryan. 

"Josh, in the second half of the season, emerged to be one of the top post 
players in the conference," he said. 

And Dillon "did a tremendous job on both ends of the floor. He became 
the premier three-point shooter in the conference - he made over 100 
threes this season." 

He also noted the contribution of Blake Bohler ("a relentless senior-war- 
rior) and Jonathan 
Little ("a surefire 
sparkplug fresh- 
man"). 

This year he 
will lose Blake and 
Josh to graduation, 
so "I'm hoping for a 
good recruiting 
class to arrive, 
adding just a few 
more quality play- 
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more competitive.' 



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electing not to return have put Bryan tennis Coach Bob Andrews into an unexpected rebuilding year, but he believes the teams he has 
assembled have the potential for the future. 

Senior Mike Sheddan and junior Courtney Roberts are the most experienced players, with two years of college 
competition each on the men's and women's teams. Four freshmen men and three freshmen women are beginning 
their first season of competitive tennis. 

"Our new players definitely show potential, but they need court time and experience," Dr. Andrews said. "With 
our small teams, they certainly will get the playing time and experience this year." 

For the men, Michael Sheddan, who didn't play last year, returns for his third season. He will be joined by Terry 
Hill, a junior, back for his second season. But the coach is concerned that Terry, a member of the Tennessee National 
Guard, may be called up if hostilities escalate in the Middle East. Travis Seera will also join Mike and Terry; Travis 
will be playing his second season with the men's team. 

Rounding out the team will be Brandon Prudhomme, a junior; Tim Opelt, a junior; Jorge Vallejo, a freshman; and I 
Chris Angelo, a senior, all first-year players. 

In addition to Courtney, Kimberly Dyer, a junior, will be back for her second year on the women's team. Debbie 
Lockhart, also a junior, will play her first year with the Lady Lions. Freshmen Rebekah Byrer, Holley Halford, and 
Katie Neff will complete the women's team. 

Coach Andrews said he is encouraged about the potential for the team and the athleticism of the freshmen par- 
ticularly. "We are working very hard and will do our best to be competitive in the conference this year," he said. 



Alumni Matter 



Honor Where 
Honor is Due 




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A CALL 






ryan College alumni have a rich her- 
itage of distinguished service in the armed 
forces of the United States of America. For 
more than 70 years alumni, students, staff, 
and faculty alike have served our beloved 
country in the Coast Guard, Army, Navy, 
Air Force, and Marines. Along with numer- 
ous veterans who fought valiantly in foreign 
lands, veterans to whom the terms Juno, 
Iwo Jima, "Nuts," DMZ, Saipan, and Desert 
Storm have significant meaning, Bryan also 
has many fallen heroes. Heroes like USMC 
Lt. Charles W. Shirley, '41, who gave his life 
for his country in April of 1944 — just three 
years after his graduation from Bryan 
College. 

Bryan College alumni serve in every 
branch of the military and may be found 
dispersed throughout all ranks. From USMC 
Brig. Gen. Mastin Robeson, '76, who is the 
acting assistant division commander of the 
Second Marine Division, to Army PFC Terry 
Hill, '05, who is preparing to enter officer 
candidate school this summer, Bryan alumni 
are serving around the globe. Currently, 
many of Bryan's finest are being called up 
from the reserves to active duty and many 
are being deployed to the Middle East. 

Our goal over the coming months is to 
do something significant to honor our alum- 
ni who have served our country and its citi- 



zens with distinction. As you may know, 
many of our records were destroyed due to 
heat, smoke, and the subsequent water 
damage that occurred during the fire of 
February 2000. Here is where you can help 
us give honor where honor is due: Do you 
know of a Bryan alumnus /alumna or a for- 
mer faculty/staff member who is a veteran, 
or do you know of a Bryan alumnus /alum- 
na who is serving in the military? Would 
you take a moment and let us know? 

Here is what we need: 

• Name 

• Class Year (if possible) 

• Branch of Service 

• Final or Current Rank 

• Years of Service 

• Duty 

You can reach us by e-mail at 
alumni@bryan.edu; by calling toll-free 1- 
800-55-BRYAN, or by snail mail at Bryan 
College Alumni Ministries, P.O. Box 7000, 
Dayton, TN 37321. 

It is our desire to make sure no one is 
missed. Any help you can give your alumni 
association will be greatly appreciated. 

May God continue to bless you as you 
serve Him, and may God continue to bless 
America! lift ^r 





Spring 2003 



50's 



DEAN and Edith 
FRANKLIN, '58, listed in 
their Nov. /Dec. newsletter 
that they had celebrated their 
45th wedding anniversary. 
The Franklin families were 
together for a family reunion 
and Dean and Edith were able 
to visit with all 10 of their 
grandchildren. 



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RON and ROSE (SHOE- 
MAKER) MATTSON, both 
'66, had a small alumni 
reunion in their home in Katy, 
Texas. Alumni present were 
TERRY HILL, '71, DELANA 
(CROSTHWAIT) BICE, '74, 
and JON BENNETT, '76. 




Ron Mattson, Rose Mattson, Jon 
Bennett, Terry Hill, and Delana Bice 



70's 



TOM W. SMITH, '75, and 
his wife, Alice, sent Christmas 
greetings from Taylors, S.C. 
Tom retired from the U.S. Air 
Force Reserve in June 2001. 




GEE-GEE (GOAD) YATES, 

'75, and her husband, Dan, 
sent a Christmas greeting 
from Grand Prairie, Texas. 
Gee-Gee teaches English as a 
second language to 26 stu- 
dents that keep her very busy. 
Dan and Gee-Gee were blessed 
with a son, Christopher, whose 
adoption went through in the 
spring of 2002. 






Gee-Gee, Dan, and Christopher 
Yates 

SUSAN (SMITH) 
JOHNSEY, '76x, and her hus- 
band, Phil, live in Lebanon, 
Term. Susan is the pre- 
school/children's minister at 
Gladeville Baptist Church 
where Phil is the senior asso- 
ciate pastor. They have two 
children, Brian, 22; and 
Jennifer, 20. 

DEBORA (MARTINEZ) 
DONOVAN, '79, received a 
Master of Science in Teaching 
English to Speakers of Other 
Languages in August of 2002, 
from the University of Miami. 
This is Debora's second mas- 
ter's degree. She also holds a 
Master of Arts degree. Debora 
and her family reside in 
Miami, Fla. 

PRISCILLA (CHAPMAN) 
YOUNG, '79, and Mark, send 
their greetings from Dallas, 
Texas. Priscilla is working as a 
scholarship coordinator for 
the Dallas Seminary 
Foundation and Mark is 
attending Dallas Theological 
Seminary. Priscilla and Mark 
have three children, Ben, 18; 
Bonnie, 17; and Christian, 13. 



80's 



Alice and Tom Smith 



JAMES LEFEVER, '81, and 
his son, Matt, recently 
stopped by Bryan College for 
a campus visit. Jim is now a 
Word of Life missionary. The 
LeFever family lives in 
Bancroft, Mich. 

DANIEL MCNEESE, '81, 
and his wife, Shelia, were 



recently interviewed in a 
North Georgia newspaper 
concerning their involvement 
in the revitalization of the 
south end of downtown 
Dalton. Dan and his wife 
recently purchased Franker 's 
Hardware and plan to rede- 
velop the hardware store as a 
replica of the old downtown 
area. Dan and Sheila are excit- 
ed about the part they are 
playing in the revitalization of 
Downtown Dalton. Dan has 
collected historic photos of 
downtown Dalton that he 
hopes to use to recreate 
downtown with brick store- 
fronts, hanging signs, and old- 
fashioned lampposts and 
brickwork reflective of the 
past. Dan and his family 
reside in Dalton, Ga. 

LORI GOULD, '82x, 
announces her marriage to 
Wesley "Rob" McKee on June 
1, 2002. For the past 12 years 
Lori has been a legal secretary 
at a law firm and Rob serves 
as a police officer in Lavonia, 
Mich. Lori is the daughter of 
the late JAMES GOULD, '55, 
and LOIS (FRIESWYK) 
GOULD/56. 




Rob and Lori McKee 

STEVE, '87, and LOIS (SIL- 
VEY), '91, SNYDER, 

announce the arrival of Sarah 
Joy on Dec. 27, 2002. She 
weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz. and was 
20 inches long. Sarah joins her 
big sister and brother, Leah, 5; 
and Charles, 3. The Snyder 
family resides in Richland, 
Mich. 

DANIEL BUTLER, '87, has 
accepted a new job with a 
company called RamQuest 
Software. RamQuest make 
software for the land title 
industry. Dan is residing in 
Richardson, Texas. 

DAVID ERSKINE, '89, is 
the head men's soccer coach 
of Hannibal-LaGrange 
College and was named the 
2002 American Midwest 
Conference Coach of the Year. 
David led HLG to a second- 
place finish in the AMC regu- 
lar season. In addition to 



coaching, David is an instruc- 
tor of physical education at 
HLG. David and his family 
live in Hannibal, Mo. 




David Erskine 

DENISE (WAGNER) 
MILLER, '89, and husband, 
Eric, announce the arrival of 
Christopher Wagner on July 
21, 2002. He weighed 8 lbs., 1 
oz. and was 21 1/2 inches 
long. Christopher joins big 
brothers Ian, 7; and Luke, 4. 
Denise and her family reside 
in Beaver Falls, Mich. 

VICKIE PERNA, '89, and 
Thomas Christopher Purcell 
were married in Brattleboro, 
Vt, Dec. 29, 2001. The couple 
now resides in Northwood, 
N.H., where Thomas and 
Vickie own Winter Harbor 
Software Corp., which devel- 
ops computer software. Vickie 
serves as the administrator of 
the business. 

Tim and DEBRA (MAS- 
TERS) SCHROEDER, '89, 
announce the arrival of Levi 
Daniel on Nov. 1, 2002. Levi 
joins big brothers and sister 
Buck, 11; Ethan, 9; Hannah, 7; 
and Isaac, 3. Debra keeps 
busy home schooling her chil- 
dren and Tim is a master 
plumber. The Schroeder fami- 
ly resides in Sebring, Fla. 




Buck, Ethan, Hannah, Isaac, 
and Levi Schroeder 

If you are an alumn 

and have information 

for us to publish in 

Lion Tracks, send it to 

Lenita Sanders, Bryan 

College, P.O. Box 7000, 

Dayton, TN 37321 

or email: 
alumni@bryan.edu 



JAMES, '89, and SUSAN 
(KLAUS), '88, WOYCHUK, 
announce the birth of their 
daughter, Faith, on June 3, 2002. 
She weighed 8 lbs. and 10 oz. 
Jim and Susan have a house 
guest from Dallas living with 
them. The Woychuck family 
resides in Hannibal, Mo. 




Jim, Susan, and Faith 
Woychuck, with a friend, Forrell 
Dorsey 



90's 



DAVID WILLSON, '90, 

and wife, Kathleen, have 
moved back to Sydney, 
Australia. David is the CEO 
of Global Events Group in 
Yowie Bay, Australia. 
ANITA (REUTER) 
URBAN, '90, and her hus- 
band, Bob, attended home- 
coming this past October and 
stopped by the Alumni Office. 
Anita and Bob have two chil- 
dren, Anna Elizabeth, 5; and 
Peter James, 4. The Urban 
family resides in Moscow, 
Tenn. 




Bob and Anita Urban, Anna 
Beth and Peter 

Gary and ADINA 
(STONE) SCRUGGS, '90, 

announce the birth of their 
daughter, Natalie Faith, on 
Oct. 7, 2002. Natalie joins her 
big brothers Kendall, 4; and 
Jacob, 2. Gary is a foreman at 
Pierce Welding and Adina is 
director of finance at Hixson 
First Baptist Church in 
Hixson, Tenn. Adina also 
teaches marketing at 
Covenant College. 

BYRON TALBOT, '90, and 
his wife, Natalie, have joined 
the Southern Baptist 
International Mission Board. 



The family lives in Arlington, 
Texas, and will go to the 
Missionary Learning Center 
for orientation before going to 
Russia. Byron and Natalie 
have two children, Lewis, 2; 
and Byron, 1. 

BETH HORNISH, '90, and 
Jim Almack were married 
Dec. 21, 2002, in New York. 
DEBBIE (SLOAT) CASTRO, 
'90, was one of Beth's brides- 
maids and Debbie's daughter, 
Katie, was the flower girl. 
Beth earned her B.S. degree in 
elementary education from 
Bryan and received her mas- 
ter's in educational adminis- 
tration from Columbia 
International University. Jim 
has his master's in Christian 
Education from Columbia 
International University and 
is a Bible teacher in Concord, 
N.C. Jim and Beth are in the 
process of raising support and 
plan to return to Spain in the 
summer of 2004 to work at 
the Evangelical Christian 
Academy in Madrid. Jim and 
Beth live in Concord, N.C. 




Beth and Jim Almack 

Tom and SHEILA (MAY- 
HOOD) CHAIRVOLOTTI, 

'92, announce the birth of their 
second child, Jackson Thomas, 
on April 6, 2002. He joins his 
big sister Madeline, 2. Sheila, 
Tom, and family live in 
Champlain, N. Y. 




Jackson and Madeline Chairvolotti 

BEVERLY (BUCK) HAGY, 

'92, and husband, Jim, 
announce the birth of Noah 
James on Nov. 9, 2002. He 
weighed 5 lbs. 4 oz. and was 
18 inches long. The Hagy fam- 
ily lives in Chesapeake, Va. 

W. STEWART RITCHIE, 
'92, and wife, Kara, are living 
in Knoxville, Tenn., where 
Stewart is president of the 



Ritchie Co. The Ritchie Co. is 
the parent company for 
Ritchie Tractor, Ritchie Power 
Sports, and Ritchie Interactive 
Communications. They have 
offices in Athens, Maryville, 
and Knoxville, Term., and rep- 
resent John Deere, Honda, 
Polaris Sports, and Ritchie 
Interactive Communications. 
As a family they can be found 
at a softball field somewhere 
in the South during the week- 
ends with their company 
traveling team. Stewart and 
Kara have one daughter, 
Brycen Leigh, 11/2 years old. 




Stewart, Kara, and Brycen 
Ritchie 

NITA (RINEHART) 
WATKINS, '92, and husband, 
Chris, announce the birth of 
Stephen Edward on Dec. 30, 
2002. Stephen joins his big 
brothers and sister, Joshua, 10; 
Jonathan; 9; and Bethany, 2. 
The Watkins family lives in 
Toccoa, Ga. 




Stephen Watkins 

TIM FARY, '95, battalion 
chaplain for the 478th 
Engineer Battalion, an Army 
Reserve unit based in Ft. 
Thomas, Ky., was called to 
active duty in February as 
part of the mobilization 
authorized by the president. 
The battalion is charged with 
providing engineering sup- 
port for military operations 
including maintaining mobili- 
ty and general engineering 
duties. 

CASEY BROWN, '95x, and 
JOHN BUTLER, '96, were 
married Dec. 14, 2002, in 
Jackson, Miss. John and Casey 
reside in Knoxville, Tenn. On 



Dec. 13, 2002, John received 
his master's degree in philos- 
ophy from the University of 
Tennessee. 




John and Casey Butler 

TODD, '95, and JULIE 
(GAYLOR), '92, JACKSON, 

announce the birth of Allison 
Marie on May 30, 2002. She 
weighed 8 lbs., 7 oz. and was 
21 inches long. The Jackson 
family lives in Cumming, Ga. 




Allison Jackson 

JENNIFER GRUENKE, 

'96, received her Ph.D. in cell 
biology from the University 
of Virginia in January 2000. 
Jennifer is an assistant profes- 
sor at Patrick Henry College 
in Virginia, and lives in 
Leesburg, Va. 

Wade and RACHEL (SNY- 
DER), '96, ORTEGO 
announce the birth of their 
son, Matthew Aiden, on Nov. 
10, 2002. He weighed 8 lbs., 
12 oz., and was 20 inches 
long. The Ortego family 
resides in Tarentum, Pa. 




Matthew Ortego 

MARK, '96x, and Kristy 
PACK, announce the birth of 
their son, Corbin, on Aug. 26, 
2002. Corbin joins his big sis- 
ter, Breeze, 3. Mark and Kristy 



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live in Indian Trail, N.C. 

JEREMY, '97, and ALANA 
(YEDERLINIC), '98, TOLIV- 
ER, announce the birth of 
Nathan Charles Toliver on 
Dec. 10, 2002. In November, 
Alana left her position with 
the Summit at Bryan College 
to become a full-time wife and 
mother. The Toliver family 
resides in Dayton, Tenn. 

MATT and ANDREA 
(KEMP) BOSTIC, both '97, 
announce the birth of their 
daughter, Emelea, on Nov. 16, 
2002. Emelea joins her big sis- 
ters Alea, 4; and Olivea, 2. The 
Bostic family resides in 
Frederick, Md. 

JOHN STONESTREET, '97, 
and Sarah Elizabeth Smith 
were married Dec. 28, 2002, in 
Chattanooga, Tenn. Dr. Bill 
Brown performed the ceremo- 
ny and many Bryan College 
alumni and friends were pres- 
ent. John and Sarah reside in 
Dayton, Tenn. 

NATHAN, '98x, and KRIS- 
TEN, '97, (KOCHER) 
LORENZEN, announce the 
birth of their son, Abram 
James, on July 31, 2002. Abram 
joins his big sister, Amelia, 2. 
The Lorenzen family lives in 
Gardendale, Ala. 



is Akari's hometown. 




JIM ARNOLD, '98, gradu- 
ated with honors from the 
master's program at the 
United States Sports Academy 
in Daphne, Ala., on July 26, 
2002. He earned a Master of 
Sports Science in Sport 
Management degree. In June 
2002, Jim accepted a position 
at Orangewood Christian 
School in Maitland, Fla., as the 
director of athletics, and his 
wife, Nikki, works as adminis- 
trative assistant to the middle 
school administrator. Jim, 
Nikki, and family reside in 
Maitland. 

JOHN and AKARI (SAK- 
AGUCHI) BAILEY, both, '98, 
announce the birth of their 
first child, Leo Jaden, on Dec. 
3, 2002, in Japan. The Bailey 
family has lived in Otsu, 
Japan, for the past year. Otsu 




MANDY WILLS, '98, mar- 
ried Joel Herpolsheimer on 
May 11, 2002. Bryan alumni 
who attended their wedding 
included ROBIN (OLIVE) 
SARINE, '98; MELINDA 
SNEAD, '98; and HEATHER 
(HORNE) DIEBOLD, '01. Joel 
and Mandy met when she got 
a flat tire and Joel stopped and 
helped her change the tire. 
Four years later they were 
married. Mandy works in the 
marketing department of an 
insurance agency and Joel is a 
die cad designer. Mr. and 
Mrs. Herpolsheimer reside in 
Grand Rapids, Mich. 




Robin Saine, Mandy and Joel 
Herpolsheimer, Melinda Snead, 
and Heather Diebold 

Kyle and SUSANNA 
(SHARPE) BIEDERMAN, '99, 

reside in Eagle River, Alaska, 
where Susanna is a substitute 
teacher for the Anchorage 
School District and Grace 
Christian School. Kyle is a fire- 
fighter for the Anchorage Fire 
Department. Kyle and 
Susanna recently purchased 
their first home and were able 
to get their first pet, an 
Australian cattle dog named 
Hooligan. 




JIM, '99, and JOY 
(CHESHIRE), '98, NICHOLS, 

announce the birth of their 
son, Alexander James, on Dec. 
15, 2002. Joy continues to 
work in Harrodsburg, Ky, as 
a mental health professional 
for children. The Nichols fam- 
ily resides in Wilmore, Ky. 




Jim, Joy, and Alexander Nichols 

TARA (BARKER) 
SONGER, '99x, and her hus- 
band, Paul, announce the 
birth of their daughter, Anna 
Jo, on July 9, 2002. The Songer 
family resides in Largo, Fla. 

NICOLLE (MOONEY), '99, 
and Dustin WAYMAN 
announce the birth of their 
daughter, Jenna Grace, on 
Dec. 3, 2002. Jenna weighed 8 
lbs., 6 oz. and was 20 1/2 
inches long. Jenna joins her 
big brother, Jackson. The 
Wayman family lives in 
Dayton, Tenn. 




Jenna Wayman 



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SARAH SNYDER, '00x, mar- 
ried Ryan Taylor Johnson on 
Nov. 15, 2002. Ryan and Sarah 
live in Knoxville, Tenn. Sarah is 
the daughter of STEPHEN, 
'64x, and BARBARA (TANIS), 
'65x, SNYDER. 



Kyle and Susanna Biederman 
with Hooligan 




JEFFREY, '01, and JILL 
(REEVES), '00, CON- 
STANCE, announce the birth 
of their son, Tyler Jeffrey, on 
Nov. 1, 2002. Tyler weighed 
10 lbs., 8 oz. and was 22 inch- 
es long. Jeff and Jill reside in 
Nashville, Tenn. 




Tyler Constance 

KERI-LYNN (LEST- 
MANN) PAULSON, '00, 

received a master's degree in 
information science from the 
University of Tennessee, 
Knoxville, in May 2002. She 
also was awarded a citation 
for exceptional professional 
promise during the gradua- 
tion ceremony. Her husband, 
STEVE PAULSON, '00, 
received a customer service 
award in May 2002 from the 
University of Tennessee 
Libraries for work he per- 
formed while Keri-Lynn 
attended graduate school. 
Steve and Keri-Lynn have 
moved to Arlington, Va., to 
accept new jobs. Keri-Lynn 
works as a reference librarian 
for George Washington 
University and Steve works 
for Unisys performing com- 
puter and printer repairs. 





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Ryan and Sarah Johnson 



Keri-Lynn Paulson 

ERIC and JESSICA 

(MILLER) ZENSEN, both, 
'00, announce the birth of 
their daughter, Madison 
Paige, on Jan. 31. Madison 
weighed 9 lbs., 6 oz. and was 
21 inches long. Proud grand- 
parents include DR. SAN- 
FORD and SHARON 
ZENSEN, both, 02H. Eric, 



FAREWELL PROGR 



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Jessica, and Madison live in 
Knoxville, Tenn. 



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Dr. Richard Cornelius, '55, presents a collection of orations edited 
by William Jennings Bryan to Dr. William E. Brown, during a recep- 
tion honoring Dr. Brown as he left Bryan College in January. Dr. 
Brown, now president-elect at Cedarville University in Ohio, was 
honored by faculty, staff, friends from the community in recogni- 
tion of his 19 years of service at Bryan. Dr. Cornelius' presentation 
also included poem by Herman Shakespeare, which may be found 
on the Bryan web site, www.bryan.edu. 



MOCK TRIAL TEAM 

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Members of Bryan's first mock trial team advanced to national 
competition following their first appearance at a regional mock 
trial tournament in March. Team captain Julie Miller, a sophomore 
from Chattanooga, Term., was one of 10 participants honored as 
"best lawyer," and Olivia Fessler, a sophomore from New Carlisle, 
Ohio, was one of 10 chosen as "best witness." The team also 
received the "Spirit of AMTA (American Mock Trial Association) 
Award" as the team "that best exemplifies the ideals of civility, fair 
play and justice," an award presented after voting by contestants. 
The team was one of three from the Birmingham, Ala., regional 
competition chosen to compete in the National Intercollegiate 
Mock Trial tournament in Richmond, Ky, in April, a tournament 
for teams without national competition experience. Team mem- 
bers include, from left, Isaac Demme, a sophomore from 
Drumore, Pa.; Kelly Crane, a sophomore from Loudon, Tenn.; 
Julie Miller; Aileen Vaughan, a sophomore from Clinton, Term.; 
and Christine Freed, a freshman from Strawberry Plains, Term. 
They are coached by Stewart Crane, Kelly's father, an attorney in 
Loudon, Term. 




Madison Zensen 

JOHN, '01 and SUSAN 
(BAKER), 'Olx, OTT, 

announce the birth of their 
son, Liam Raymond, on Dec. 
23, 2002. He weighed 8 lbs., 9 
oz. The Ott family resides in 
Hatfield, Pa. 

MATTHEW SNEAD, '01, 
and Michelle Testa were mar- 
ried June 21, 2002. Matt and 
Michelle live in Charlotte, 
N.C., where Matt teaches high 
school history at Metrolina 
Christian Academy. 

JONATHAN URQUHART 
and ANNA NEFF, both '02, 
were married on Oct. 26, 2002, 
in Lancaster, Pa. Dr. Raymond 
Legg, Jr., performed the wed- 
ding and many Bryan College 
alumni and friends attended 
the ceremony. The couple 
resides in Lancaster, Pa. 



With the Lord 



J. ROBERT SHIRLEY, '34x, 

passed away on Jan. 5, 2002. 
Robert attended Bryan 
College for two quarters in 
1933. After his graduation 
from college, he returned to 
Bryan and taught mathemat- 
ics and science in 1945 and 
1946. Lena, Robert's wife, 
served as assistant dietician at 
Bryan College in 1945 and 
1946. She went home to be 
with the Lord on Feb. 19, 
1996. 

CECIL G. HANSON, '44x, 
passed away on Dec. 4, 2002, 
from heart failure. Cecil is 
survived by his wife, Dorothy. 

MARGARETE 
(FRIEDRICH) SCHWENK, 
'52, passed away on Dec. 5, 
2002, after a long battle with 
cancer. She is survived by her 
husband, Eugene, and their 
four children, Tim Schwenk, 
Philip Schwenk, Lynn 
Schwenk, and Debbie Ross. 

SHIRLEY HOLMES, '56, 



passed away on Jan. 18, in 
Pinellas Park, Fla., after a long 
battle with cancer. Shirley 
retired from Bryan College in 
1990 after 20 years of service 
and she worked with her hus- 
band for over 20 years in the 
travel business hosting many 
tours around the world. 
Shirley is survived by her 
husband of 51 years, 
Raymond Earl Holmes. 

BONITA (MCMILLAN) 
BODLIEN, '71x, passed away 
on Dec. 1, 2002 at her home in 
Sterling, Va., after a long bat- 
tle with cancer. Bonita grew 
up on the mission field in the 
Caribbean islands. She is sur- 
vived by her husband, Doug; 
three daughters, Eve Mercer; 
Galadria Knisley; and 
Cassandra Woodward; seven 
grandchildren; her parents; 
and six brothers and sisters. 

LOUISE (BROOME) 
FULLER, '11 , passed away on 
Nov. 17, 2002, after a long bat- 
tle with cancer. Lou is sur- 
vived by her husband, Dan. 

PAMELA (FLYTHE) 
KEOUGH '77, passed away 
on Dec. 14, 2002, after a long 
battle with breast cancer. 
Pamela received a Bachelor of 
Arts degree in elementary 
education from Bryan College 
and a Master of Arts degree in 
special education from Florida 
State University. She was for- 
merly employed as an educa- 
tion administrator at the 
Murdock Center in Butner, 
N.C. 



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